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Ringtone Tools: Buffer overflow vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200503-18 / ringtonetools
Release Date March 15, 2005
Latest Revision March 15, 2005: 01
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-mobilephone/ringtonetools < 2.23 >= 2.23 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #74700


The Ringtone Tools utilities contain a buffer overflow vulnerability, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Ringtone Tools is a program for creating ringtones and logos for mobile phones.


Qiao Zhang has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'parse_emelody' function in 'parse_emelody.c'.


A remote attacker could entice a Ringtone Tools user to open a specially crafted eMelody file, which would potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ringtone Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-mobilephone/ringtonetools-2.23"

4.  References


Page updated March 15, 2005

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